Hornby Island (B.C.)



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Betty Smith interview

RECORDED: Hornby Island (B.C.), 1979-11-03 SUMMARY: Mrs. Smith recalls arriving at Hornby Island on the CPR boat "Charmer" in 1921 as an 18-year-old teacher. Describes quiet island life at that time. Most of islanders were sheep farmers. Tells of meeting her husband when she was teaching on Denman and he on Hornby, he courted her using a secret code they flashed between the islands. Communication between Hornby and Vancouver Island -- rowboat travel, supplies, mail, etc.

Bill Arthurs interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. William Arthurs recalls early years on Hornby Island. He describes shipping links including the CPR and the Union Steamship Company. Included are family reminiscences; old timers; social life and early settlers including the Scott family; the Ford family; the Maudes. He discusses logging practices; fossils; Indians and Indian artifacts; the mail service; sheep farming; island picnics; vegetation; Whaling Station Bay. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Elizabeth and Robert Smith interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Smith recounts the arrival of his father, Thomas Smith, to Hornby Island in 1902. Mr. Smith, who was five when his family arrived, describes Hornby as he remembers the island; his family; had a dairy farm. He discusses the problems with transportation; education; early settlers; remittance men; Walter Gordon; other island characters. Mrs. Smith recalls her early impressions as the island's school teacher. She discusses her teaching career; student anecdotes; island qualities; early island residents. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Elizabeth Lovick interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer times on Hornby Island, Victoria, and Vancouver : Elizabeth Mary Lovick PERIOD COVERED: 1888-1914 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1976-06-21 SUMMARY: Elizabeth Mary Lovick recalls incidents during the period from 1888 to 1914 on Hornby Island, and in Victoria and Vancouver.;

Ellen King interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. King, nee McKay, recounts the arrival of her family at Union Bay; she and her brother were the first white children born in Union Bay; her mother was the district nurse. She recalls early life in Union Bay; Cumberland; bank and store robberies; construction of the railway; Hindu workers; her family's farm; schooling; coal mining; "One-Eye Anderson", Adolph Anderson; Denman Island residents; Hornby Island residents; reminiscences of Union Bay past and present. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Harrison and Hilary Brown interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Brown recalls life on Hornby Island after he and his wife arrived in 1936. He discusses subsequent changes in island life; residents; development; and subdivision. Mrs. Brown continues; with her recollections of early life on the island. She discusses residents; potters; tourism; ferry service; and island problems. TRACK 2: Mrs. Brown recounts island issues; development problems; noise pollution; subdivision; pulp-mills; the co-operative store; the rate payers association; and modernization.

Hornby Island sounds

RECORDED: Hornby Island (B.C.), [197-?] SUMMARY: Sounds of Hornby Island: walking on leaves, birds, children on horses, etc. T4222:0063 is labelled "Hornby Island -- Garbage collecting -- Walton". Possibly recorded for use in the radio program "The Cormorant Bluffs" (T4222:0026 - 0027).

Kathleen Thwaites interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Edgar D. Thwaites describes life in Comox, Cumberland and Parksville in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Mrs. Thwaites describes her father's [Mr.Willemar] early life; in BC ; his religious involvement and his building of churches in Comox in the 1870s; settlers in the Comox region; Hornby and Denman Islands; rivers; the Duncan family; other early settlers; more on Willemar. TRACK 2: More information on early settlers; anecdotes; Comox and the navy; Cumberland; Robert Service; lack of Anglican/English social life in Comox; religion; Indians and Chinese; lack of antiques in Comox; life in Parksville.

Lloyd House interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. House discusses why he came to Hornby Island; his philosophy about building; art; lifestyle; personal growth and society. He talks about pollution and his vision for the island. TRACK 2: Mr. House continues with his views on industrial society, love and human evolution.

Moya Bond interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Bond recalls her family's early years on Hornby Island, and their farming and seed growing business on two hundred acres. She discusses the quality of life on Hornby; the new subdivisions; changes; water problems; logging; diatomite; fossils. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Walton interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Walton recalls when he came to Hornby Island in 1946. He discusses how islanders make their living; farming; logging; fishing; tourism; comparison of old and new times on Hornby Island; electricity on the island; relationship with the BC Government; subdivision; need for local control; preserving island life and parkland. TRACK 2: Mrs. Walton discusses what she likes about Hornby Island. She speaks about her work as a nurse; the Red Cross outpost; the islander's co-operative spirit; the Ratepayer's Association; subdivision; art colony; pollution; poor logging practices; noise;.

Pacific mosaic : The cormorant bluffs

CALL NUMBER: T4222:0026 SUMMARY: A radio documentary about Hornby Island and the environment of the area known locally as "Cormorant Bluffs".;

CALL NUMBER: T4222:0027 SUMMARY: An unidentified man is interviewed about Hornby Island.;

People in landscape : Two provincial parks

SUMMARY: This program looks at the beginnings of two provincial parks: (1) Strathcona, the first provincial park, and a first-hand account of the 1911 exploring party led by the Honorable Price Ellison; and (2) Helliwell Park on Hornby Island. Voices heard are Myra DeBeck and John Helliwell.

Rain, leaves and miscellaneous sounds

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: This tape captures the sounds of rain on a cabin roof; walking through leaves; bird calls; traffic sounds; trees; horses; littering on Hornby Island; and walking on leaves. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Rose McKenzie interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. McKenzie, nee Piercy, discusses her family's arrival in the Comox area and her grandfather's [Tom Piercy] settlement on Denman Island. She recalls other early residents of Denman; her family's reunions at "the Ranch"; the Piercy family; farming; schooling; her career as a teacher; Orkney Islanders immigration to the Comox area; Hornby Island residents; social life; other island residents. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Shirley Bayhov interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1968 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Bayhov recounts the reasons her family came to Hornby Island in 1957. She discusses why she likes the island; the community; new residents; and subdivisions. Mrs. Bayhov's children, Pau;line (11 years old) and Geoffrey (10 years old) discuss their life on the island, and their schooling. [TRACK 2: blank.]

The Hornby collection : Artists of Hornby Island

SUMMARY: "The Hornby Collection" is an anthology of plays, documentaries, interviews and selected fiction for radio -- all written, prepared and produced in British Columbia. A documentary on the artists of Hornby Island.

[Vancouver 50th anniversary pageant players ; CCF summer camp]

Amateur film. "Stanley Park: Players in the Vancouver 50th Anniversary Pageant pose for Bowdery. Shots include a group of pirates, Vancouver (?) and Quadra, and a group of women. CCF Summer Camp: [possibly at Heron Rocks, Hornby Island] shows members enjoying an afternoon on the beach. Shots of the beach, bathers, bathing, life-saving techniques, and several [close-ups] of various friends. The last two shots show J.W. Bowdery looking very dapper." (Colin Browne)

Winnifred Isbister interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-08-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Isbister recounts her grandfather's [William Baikie] arrival on Denman Island, and his contribution to the early development of the island. Her family and many other early island settlers were originally from the Orkneys, and Denman became known as "Little Orkney". She recalls her mother's family, the Piercys, who settled on the island; early settlers; including the McMillans and Beadnells; schooling; social occasions; farming; logging; transportation; fishing. TRACK 2: Mrs. Isbister describes her grandmother's house, "the Ranch"; island anecdotes; her grandfather, Thomas Piercy; fruit farming; dairy farming; sheep farming; the sandstone stone quarry; nearby Hornby Island residents; Yellow Rock Lighthouse; the Comox tribe summer camp; Indian battles.